Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease complicating type 2 diabetes

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2011 Jul-Aug;101(4):349-52. doi: 10.7547/1010349.

Abstract

Although both conditions are relatively common, there are very few descriptions of type 2 diabetes mellitus coexisting with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). This case report and literature review describes a 53-year-old Irish man who presented with type 2 diabetes and significant neuropathy, and who was subsequently diagnosed with CMT type 1A. This case report will also discuss how to differentiate diabetic neuropathy from a progressive hereditary neuropathy and how coexistence aggravates the progression of neuropathy thus necessitating early diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease / complications*
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease / diagnosis
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease / therapy
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / diagnosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / therapy
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / complications*
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / diagnosis
  • Diabetic Neuropathies / therapy
  • Disease Progression
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Skin Care / methods